FAQ

FAQ

How can I afford a private education?
Choosing private education is a choice of sacrifice for most families. Parents should be agreed that it is what each wants and are prepared to commit to it.

As a school of choice, CCS charges what it costs to offer a top-quality educational program; however, we are resolved that no qualified family should be turned away for financial reasons. CCS uses a financial assessment company to evaluate a family’s financial need. CCS takes into account the assessed need, the family’s commitment to CCS, volunteerism in the school, classical Christian education, and the availability of funds.

Please see the CCS Tuition Assistance Guide for more information.

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Will my child be challenged at CCS?
From the historical data which we have received from parents through the years, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” CCS is committed to offering a Christ-centered and rigorous educational program. By its very nature, a classical Christian program is challenging, not because we intentionally make things hard, but because students are required to think critically and Biblically in all aspects of learning. Some of the distinctives of our program include the following: the study of Latin beginning in the grammar stage, a formal logic program in the dialectic stage, a rich literature program, advanced mathematics using the Saxon Math program, and a comprehensive writing curriculum. But the true challenge comes from the healthy dialogue and mentoring received from our caring and capable teachers. “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

What steps do we take to transfer from another educational program?
CCS students come from a wide range of backgrounds–from homeschool to public school, who have lived in the area for a long time or have recently moved here. Please see the Admissions page for the admissions procedure, including required documents and tests. If you still have questions after visiting this page, please give us a call at 757-262-0062 or email us at info@calvaryclassical.org and we’ll be happy to help.

How are learning disabilities addressed?
While CCS does not have facilities or staff to meet the special needs of students with pronounced learning disabilities (such as mental retardation and severe autism), we may admit students diagnosed with mild learning differences (such as ADD or dyslexia). With input from faculty, administration, and parents, a plan is made to meet the needs of the individual learner while maintaining the academic and behavioral standards of the school. Options may include any of the following, which may incur an additional expense for parents: NILD or other outside therapy, one-on-one sessions with instructional staff, extra parental involvement, and in-class accommodations. Recognizing that God gives each of us differing strengths and weaknesses, our faculty and staff seek to direct students with compassion, godly counsel, and corrective feedback as they navigate the challenges of learning.

More information about CCS’s policies on learning disabilities can be found in the Family and Student Handbook.